Knowledge Hub Networks: Spamming a Pristine Spamtrap

Longtime spamming company Knowledge Hub Networks emailed a non-typoed pristine spamtrap today. I would not normally blog about such a company on the Mainsleaze Spam blog, because in my view a company whose sole means of obtaining business is spamming purchased and email appended lists does not meet the criterion of “an otherwise legitimate company”. However, these days they are spamming through a legitimate ESP — Vertical Response.

So, Vertical Response: WTF? Are you now allowing customers to use your services to email purchased or email appended lists? Were you perhaps unaware of the (well-deserved) reputation for spam that this customer has? Please stop this customer’s spam from your service!

Sending IP:

Spam Sample:

Actual Headers:

Received: from ( [])
        by <xxx> (Postfix) with ESMTP id <xxx>
        for <xxx>; Mon, 19 Jan 2015 07:##:## -0600 (CST)
DomainKey-Signature: <xxx>
DKIM-Signature: <xxx>
Received: from [10.4.##.##] ([10.4.##.##:##] helo=<xxx>
        by <xxx> (envelope-from <bounces-<xxx>@<xxx>>)
        (ecelerity r(41536)) with ESMTP
        id <xxx>; Mon, 19 Jan 2015 05:##:## -0800
From: "Knowledge Hub Networks" <>
Reply-To: "Knowledge Hub Networks" <reply-<xxx>@<xxx>>
To: <xxx>
Subject: It's Time to Create Conversations, Not Campaigns
Date: Mon, 19 Jan 2015 13:##:## +0000
Message-ID: <<xxx>>
List-Unsubscribe: <mailto:reply-<xxx>@<xxx>>
MIME-Version: 1.0
X-Company_ID: <xxx>
X-vrfbldomain: <xxx>
X-vrpod: <xxx>
X-CTS-Enabled: <xxx>
X-Campaign: <xxx>
X-vrrpmm: <xxx>
X-Feedback-ID: <xxx>
Content-Type: multipart/alternative;

Readable Email:

From: Knowledge Hub Networks <>
To: <spamtrap>
Subject: It’s Time to Create Conversations, Not Campaigns

Knowledge Hub Networks

It’s Time to Create Conversations, Not Campaigns

Nobody wants to get blasted. Commercial email marketing has evolved out of the traditional direct-mail mindset, which is all about big campaigns sent to many, on the marketer’s schedule, not the buyer’s. Popular marketing expressions such as batch and blast, hit the database, and e-shot, certainly don’t have positive connotations.

The sentiment behind the words is telling. When you batch and blast, you are essentially admitting that your emails are not individually relevant. The days of batch and blast are numbered. Contemporary subscribers expect personal and relevant emails on a non-disruptive schedule.

Download the eBook to learn how you can continuously build engagement with your consumers, one by one, over time.


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